About ARIN Intermediate Unit 28
Facts about the Armstrong Indiana Intermediate Unit
Leaders and Partners in Education
ARIN IU28 provides educational support to learners of all ages in Armstrong (AR) and Indiana (IN) Counties
Location and Address
ARIN Intermediate Unit 28
11 school districts and two vocational-technical schools
Nine nonpublic schools
Over 200 people are employed by ARIN and all are involved in the provision and delivery of services to students and educators.
A Board of Directors, composed of one school board member from each public school district in Armstrong and Indiana Counties, serves as a governing body for ARIN. It meets on the third Tuesday of each month (excluding July).
The administrative staff of the IU is assisted in its decisions by a Superintendents' Advisory Council (SAC) made up of superintendents from each of the 11 school districts. SAC meets on the second Friday of each month (excluding July).
Programs and Services
ARIN IU28 offers approximately 55 programs and services to students, parents, teachers, school administrators, school directors, and others in the two-county region. Educational technology, professional/staff development, curriculum services, school-age programs, preschool education, adult education, cooperative projects, and statewide initiatives are categories of services provided to:
ARIN operates on a $25 million budget. Funding is from various local, state and federal sources. In most cases, the budgets are built on allocations or competitive grants received from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and elsewhere. ARIN's cooperative-based programs and consortia give districts and communities access to quality alternatives that might otherwise be too costly for a single district.
Mission of ARIN IU28
We will provide innovative educational programs, training and support services through partnerships and visionary leadership in Armstrong and Indiana Counties.
ARIN Intermediate Unit 28 is an equal opportunity educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, gender, or disability in its activities, programs, or employment practices, in accordance with federal and state statutes and regulations. For questions and information regarding activities and facilities that are accessible and usable by persons with disabilities, and information regarding civil rights and grievance procedures, contact Amanda Mosco at 724-463-5300 x1259.
ARIN IU28 complies with the requirements of Act 3 of 2008, Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know (Open Records) Law. Click here to access the full text of ARIN’s Right-to-Know policy, administrative guidelines, and contact information.